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Species Eupithecia russeliata - Hodges#7526

Geometrid - Eupithecia russeliata - male Geometrid - Eupithecia russeliata - female genitalia - Eupithecia russeliata - female genitalia - Eupithecia russeliata - male moth - Eupithecia russeliata - male moth - Eupithecia russeliata - male Eupithecia russeliata - Hodges#7526 - Eupithecia russeliata - female Eupithecia russeliata - Hodges#7526 - Eupithecia russeliata - female
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Geometroidea (Geometrid and Swallowtail Moths)
Family Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Subfamily Larentiinae
Tribe Eupitheciini
Genus Eupithecia
Species russeliata (Eupithecia russeliata - Hodges#7526)
Hodges Number
7526
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eupithecia russeliata Swett, 1908
Size
The wingspan is about 18 mm.
Identification
Range
McDunnough (1949) included the eastern United States and Canada. (1)
Moth Photographers includes northern California, and expands the Canadian range to include Alberta. (2), (3)
Holotype ♂ Winchendon, Massachusetts (M.C.Z., ex. collection Swett). (4)
Season
The adults appear to be most common from May to October. (3)
McDunnough (1949) reported April to June. (4)
Food
McDunnough (1949) reported larvae feeding on spruce. (4)
Ferguson (1975) reported two larval host plants. (5)
Rhododendron canadense
Kalmia augustifolia
Print References
McDunnough(6), J.H., 1949. Revision of the North American species of the genus Eupithecia (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 93(8): 611; plate 28. figs. 33, 34; text fig. 9b. (4)
Works Cited
1.Crab Spider
2.Essig Museum of Entomology, California Moth Species List
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.Revision of the North American species of the genus Eupithecia (Lepidoptera, Geometridae)
James H. McDunnough. 1949. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 93(8).
5.Host records for Lepidoptera reared in Eastern North America
D. C. Ferguson. 1975. United States Department of Agriculture 1521: 1-45.
6.James Halliday McDunnough (1877 -1962) A biographical obituary and bibliography
Douglas C. Ferguson . 1962. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 16(4): 209-228.
7.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems